It was sunny and brisk the morning of Saturday, February 18, 2012 as Mayor Bach, Suzi Bach with almost 50 volunteers met at Black and White Auto, then seized plastic trash bags and scoured the banks of Monument Creek.
Two volunteer teams, one heading north and the other south, worked for hours and collected over 50 big bags of trash.
“Springs Cleaning” volunteers will gather each third Saturday of the month at 10am to pick up litter and pull weeds in parks around Colorado Springs.
“We know citizens love their city. It’s part of what makes Colorado Springs great – it’s part of the ‘Spirit of the Springs,’” explained Donna Nelson, City economic vitality specialist and event organizer. “But sometimes we don’t know how to give back. We hope these park cleanups will provide an organized way to make a difference.”
Nelson invites citizens to contact her if they would like to set up a park clean up for their neighborhood. You can email her at email@example.com to start the process.
At his swearing in, Mayor Bach challenged citizens to take an active role in improving our city. Park clean ups are an easy way to make a significant impact in a relatively short time.